Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Kevin Sherin Jan 24, 2019
Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael

Kevin Sherin MD, has been board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health since 1991. With nearly 20 years of public health experience, Dr. Sherin currently serves as the health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Dr. Sherin is a graduate of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He was a residency director at the University of Illinois Family Medicine Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, received an MPH from the University of Illinois, and completed his preventive medicine practicum year within the Florida Public Health system.

A member of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) since 1989, he has served in various leadership roles. He chaired ACPM’s prevention practice committee from 2012-2015. Was ACPM’s liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA) council on physician performance improvement, and he was an AMA young physician delegate. He has published numerous articles on public health and preventive medicine including the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Sherin served on ACPM’s strategic planning committee, and served as ACPM’s treasurer and chair of the finance committee until July of 2017. He is Past President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians and the Florida Public Health Association. 

Dr. Sherin has participated in multiple hurricane response and recovery efforts in the roles of health and medical and special needs sheltering. His recent deployment was in October 2018 with Hurricane Michael serving in Liberty and Calhoun counties.   

 

Don Lykkebak Jan 31, 2019
War Stories
War Stories

Donald Lykkebak has been an Orlando Rotarian for 40 years.  Most recently he served as President of the club and is currently the immediate past-President. 

Don is a criminal defense attorney who has been a board certified criminal trial lawyer for the past 30 years by the Florida Bar and National Board of Trial Advocacy.  During his long career as a trial lawyer he has had occasion to handle many prominent and high-profile cases.  He has been repeatedly recognized for his professional accomplishments. Through the process of peer review Don was recently selected for recognition in Orlando Magazine as this year’s Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year-White Collar.  He was also honored in 2017 as Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year in the same publication. 

On previous occasions Mr. Lykkebak has spoken to our club on subjects involving his unique professional expertise.  His presentations have proven to be lively, informative and always provoke questions from the membership.

Col. Joe Kittinger Feb 07, 2019
Career Remembrances
Career Remembrances

Colonel Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr., was born in Orlando Florida in 1928. He began his aviation fascination at an early age, dreaming of flying while watching planes at the Orlando Municipal Airport. He was accepted in the USAF aviation school in 1949. He served in the Air Force for 28 years, retiring in 1978. His military career included a variety of assignments from Fighter Pilot to Experimental Test Pilot, to staff assignments to an F-4 Squadron Commander and ViceCommander of an F-4 Fighter Wing. On 1 May 1972, during his third combat tour, he was shot down in aerial combat near Hanoi and was a POW there until his release in March 1973. He is also a Master Parachutist, has experienced five High Altitude Research Balloon Flights, and has extensive experience in low altitude helium and hot air balloons.

Colonel Kittinger's awards are significant and numerous. His military decorations include among many others the Distinguished Flying Cross for Project Man High and the Distinguished Flying Cross for Project Excelsior. His civilian decorations include the Harmon International Trophy (Aeronaut), the Aeronaut Leo Stevens Parachute Medal, the John Jeffries Award for outstanding contributions to medical research, the Aerospace Primus Award, induction into the USAF Special Operations Hall of Fame, the FAI Montgolfier Diplome, the Order of Daedalians Distinguished Achievement Award, induction as a Fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, the National Aeronautics Association Elder Statesman of Aviation Award, the Barnstormer of the Year Award, and induction in 1997 into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. He also has received numerous awards for solo transatlantic balloon flights. Colonel Kittinger has written several articles about his 1960 leap for various periodicals, including "The Long, Lonely Leap," in 1961. He is still very active in aviation and space, serving as an Aviation and Aerospace Consultant and Barnstormer in a 1929 New Standard Open Cockpit Bi-Plane. He is also the subject of a new Naval Institute book, The Pre-Astronauts.

Grettel F. Chavarria Feb 14, 2019
Joint Terrorism Task Forces
Joint Terrorism Task Forces

Special Agent Grettel Chavarria with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been with the FBI for approximately 6.5 years. She is currently assigned to the Tampa Division/Orlando RA, Joint Terrorism Task Force working International Terrorism cases. Prior to arriving to Orlando, she was assigned to the San Juan Division, tasked to investigate Violent Crimes and Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC).

Prior to working with the FBI, SA Chavarria was employed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Attorney General Child Predator Cyber Crime Unit, and Miami-Dade Police Department.

Phil Brown Mar 07, 2019
Orlando International Airport Expansion & Operations
Orlando International Airport Expansion & Operations

Phil Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.  As CEO, he is responsible for the operation and management of both Orlando International Airport and Orlando Executive Airport, with an annual budget of over $555 million. Orlando International Airport serves more than 47 million passengers annually, making it the busiest airport in the State of Florida.

During the past 40 years as a business professional, Mr. Brown served in a variety of public and private sector positions.  These positions include a previous stint as Deputy Executive Director – Administration for the Aviation Authority in the early 1990’s as well as County Administrator for Orange County Florida.  For fourteen years, prior to his return to the Aviation Authority, Mr. Brown was employed as a public finance professional. 

Mr. Brown currently serves as Chairman of the AAAE Airport Legislative Alliance (ALA), as a member of the AAAE Policy Review Committee (PRC), and is the immediate past Chairman of the Gateway Airports Council (GAC) and a member of the Board of Directors for US Travel.

Mr. Brown holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, and is an Accredited Airport Executive by the American Airport Association of Airport Executives.

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